Assessment

Students are required to complete 16 units, comprising coursework (8 units) and thesis (8 units).
 
Refer to the Course Profile for assessment details and procedures in individual courses.
 
Theses marks are awarded by the two examiners will be averaged to arrive at one mark out of 100. In cases where there is a discrepancy of 8 marks or more, a third examiner will see the other two reports, but not the marks awarded. The third examiner’s decision will be final.
 
All marks will be finally determined and confirmed by the Honours Examiners’ Meeting for each discipline (usually held at the end of each semester). The decision of the meeting is collegiate and final. 
 

Applying for an extension

The extension application form is available at: http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/forms/exams/progressive-assessment-extension.pdf.
 
Extension applications must be received by the due date.
 

Results

For each Honours course, students will receive both a percentage and a grade. The grades are to be based on the following percentages:
 
PERCENTAGE
 GRADE
80 and above
 7
70.00-79.99
 6
60.00-69.99
 5
50.00-59.99
 4
<50
 1, 2, 3
 

2015 onwards:

At the completion of the student’s program, a weighted GPA for the whole program will be generated. The Class of Honours will be based on this weighted GPA. Classes of Honours will be awarded as follows:
 
GPA CLASS
6.200-7.000 Class I
5.650-6.199 Class IIA
5.000-5.649 Class IIB
4.000-4.999 Class IIIA
<4.000 Class IIIB
 

Pre-2015:

At the completion of the student’s program, a weighted percentage for the whole program will be generated. The Class of Honours will be based on this weighted percentage. Classes of Honours will be awarded as follows:
 
PERCENTAGE
CLASS
80 and above
Class I
70.00-79.99
Class IIA
60.00-69.99
Class IIB
50.00-59.99
Class III
<50
Fail
 

Communication of Results

A meeting of examiners will be held towards the end of the year at which grades and classes of Honours will be determined and confirmed. The decisions of the meeting are final. Students may receive advice regarding their class of Honours after this meeting. Students will be emailed thesis reports, which are usually anonymous, and asked to collect from the School office the thesis copies that they lodged for examination purposes. Students will be asked to correct the thesis according to the examiners' comments before submitting a final copy to the School for its thesis library.
 
The School will formally notify the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Honours results, and the Faculty will update the student's academic record and enable their graduation. At the completion of the student’s program, a weighted percentage for the whole program will be generated. The Class of Honours will be based on this weighted percentage.
 

Further enquiries

Please refer to section 2.4 Honours degrees of the General Award Rules.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Honours Administrator by email (s.bagley@uq.edu.au) or phone ((07) 3365 2795). 

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